Footwear design and process
JAPANESE CLASSIC PUNK SNEAKER
Inspired by Japanese Oni masks as well as gold painted screens, Christine Choi conveyed this inspiration through the shoes's design as well as craftsmanship. She wanted to create a traditional and youthful feel to the shoe.
A pattern was created from the last. Then leather was chosen based on the inspiration, cracked gold leather as the gold panels, as well as embossed snake skin leather as 'skin' of the oni. The light beige leather was chosen to give the shoe a color balance. After assembling the shoe, the sakura embroidery applique was added along with the gold studs to give it a youthful punk edge.
ADDITIONAL FOOTWEAR CONCEPTS